Tag: Tony Kushner
OBIE, Lucille Lortel, Theatre World, Tony®, and Drama Desk award-winning musical Caroline, or Change just might be The Justice Theater Project’s most ambitious production yet. With a soaring score that is almost entirely through-sung, Caroline is more opera than standard musical. Weaving together the musical styles of rhythm and blues, old spirituals, classical music, and… Read More ›
In 1991, San Francisco’s Eureka Theatre Company premiered a new work by American playwright Tony Kushner. Entitled Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes, Part One: Millennium Approaches, the play examined the interconnecting lives of several New Yorkers during the mid-1980s, as the homophobic Reagan administration dragged its feet in addressing the AIDS… Read More ›
These eyebrow-raising plays are truly magnificent pieces of contemporary theater; and a luminous PRC cast and brilliant PlayMakers‘ guest director Brendon Fox and his unusually imaginative and resourceful creative team have nailed it (pun intended) on scenic designer Narelle Sissons’ splendid wood-paneled set, which is chock-full of secret compartments, surprises, and delights.
“[Although ‘Angels in America’] deals with profound ideas of what we owe to ourselves and to each other,” says PRC guest director Brendon Fox, “[playwright Tony] Kushner is also a great entertainer. He leavens the intensity with wit, the pain with warmth. It promises to be a roller-coaster brimming with ideas, laughter, and humanity.”